Lucille A. Anderson (Warner)

Lucille Audrey Anderson, 86, of Lansing, entered her heavenly home peacefully on Sunday, January 27, 2013 to a warm embrace by her husband George. Lucille was born in rural Charlevoix at the Warner farmhouse on January 25, 1927.

Lucille is survived by her daughter Nancy E. Anderson, son Paul W. Anderson (Joanne), both of Lansing; two grandchildren, Aaron of Grand Rapids, and Katie, who is attending CMU in Mt. Pleasant. Also survived are her sister, Irene, of Taylor, MI, and many nieces and nephews. Besides being preceded in death by her husband George of 64 years, she is also preceded by father and mother, Charles and Emma Warner; brothers, Clyde, Jiles, Homer, Burton, Dixon, Harrison, Jasper, Harley, Everett, and Doyle; as well as sisters, Lyda, and Leona.

Shortly after graduation from Charlevoix High School in 1944, Lucille came to Lansing as an administrative assistant for the Michigan School for the Blind. It was there, that she greeted George upon his job interview for a teaching position. They were married on July 26, 1947.

Lucille was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. She served the church in many capacities including Sunday School teacher and neighborhood tutor. Her love of children also extended to Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader.

Lucille became very involved in our families genealogy. She authored two books, “If I Could Only Talk to You Now,” on the Warner side and “Home is Where the Heart is,” on the Anderson side. She had a love of people and their traditions from countries all over the world, as she was active in the Greater Lansing Scandinavian Society, as well as hostess to many international music groups through Blue Lake.

The family would like to express extreme gratitude to the staff and caregivers at the Ingham Regional Assisted Living. Lucille was blessed to be surrounded by such a loving group the last 15 months of her life.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church, 528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, MI with Pastor Dan R. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.

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Dave Forsberg
January 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Paul, Nancy and family-Our deepest condolences. You are in your thoughts and prayers. Dave and Elena Forsberg and Barb Forsberg

Judy Wallin Conrad
January 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Dear Nancy and Paul,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. When she and your dad would stop and visit, your mom and I got into talking “genealogy”. We had several wonderful genealogy chats.

May the Lord be with you both during this sad time.

Cousin Judy

Ann Walt Eschtruth
January 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Nancy and John, Paul, JoAnne, Katie, Aaron and All of “Auntie Lu’s” family, Your precious mother, as well as your wonderful father, have left rich legacies not only to each of you but to so many of us over the course of so many decades. Our hearts are with you. Niece Ann (Muellerweiss) and Walt Eschtruth and families.

January 30, 2013 at 9:58 am

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

We all pass on our sympathy to the family, on the loss of a great lady. Our thoughts are with you. With Love, Glen, Debbie Samantha Jason and Emma (UK).

Fran Weir, Brad Weir, Marilou Weir Gulick
January 31, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Nancy and Paul: We have fond memories of your Mom and the times with both your parents at MSB functions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this time.

John and Rosemary Hocij
February 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Dear Nancy, Paul, and family,
We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Lucille. We have such fond memories of our homes on Gordon Street and many, many visits to your home. Lucille and George were frequent visitors to my parents, Fred and Wanda Jantz, even when they moved to assisted living. We will always be grateful to have known both George and Lucille. Our deepest sympathy to you. John and Rosemary (Jantz) Hocij.

June 22, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Paul & Nancy. So sorry to know your mom is gone. My mom, Gerry, loved her Aunt Lucille, who was only a few months older than her. I just happened to come across Lucille’s name while hoping to locate a hammered dulcimer built by John Brown hoping someone had one for sale. So sad we could not spend more time in Michigan to be near you guys as we were growing up. Hope you read this belated condolence. Patsy


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